£250,000 investment for Scottish start-up with plans to “revolutionise” healthcare

PhysioWizard, the world's first clinically validated healthcare self-assessment platform, has received backing from angel syndicate Archangels

An early-stage Scottish business which has created a system to help organisations manage the health of patients and employees with muscle and joint problems has landed £250,000 angel investment.

Established in 2016 and developed by chartered physiotherapist and The Physio Centres founder Kirsten Lord, PhysioWizard is an online self-assessment platform which replicates a physiotherapist’s assessment and claims to have 93% clinical accuracy.

After inputting your details on PhysioWizard – the world’s first clinically validated and CE Marked platform – you are then matched to a recommended treatment with a personalised self-help report generated in under 15 minutes.

The start-up says the platform is specially useful for companies that need to manage employees with back pain. With back pain said to amount for 12.5% of employee absenteeism, the business claims to help employees return to work faster by enabling them to address back pain early – preventing the condition from worsening.

This new backing from angel investment syndicate Archangels, alongside medtech and digital health incubator MediCity Scotland, will support the development and implementation of the platform.

Founder Lord commented:

“PhysioWizard assesses those with back pain more consistently, faster, and cheaper than any other method, including Dr Google, helping sufferers return to work in half the time.

“Our customers […] see PhysioWizard as a major breakthrough, reducing their costs and speeding up the recovery timeline. It’s very exciting to be at the forefront of healthcare and making a real difference.”

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